Period
to 14 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 144 135
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 -26
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 607 637 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.40% 2.20% 2.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.82% 8.11% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 465 539 674
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £22,300 £22,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,880 7,857 8,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.22% 27.16% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5,085 6,058 6,747
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 14 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +37 216 £42,500 +6.25% 35
West Sussex +57 136 £60,000 +26.32% 6
Hampshire 0 117 £32,000 - 33
Thames Valley -58 105 £53,750 +19.44% 54
Berkshire -37 74 £57,500 +15.00% 19
Kent -11 23 £30,000 -14.29% 11
Buckinghamshire -23 23 £36,250 -19.44% 22
Oxfordshire +3 10 £47,500 +35.71% 13
East Sussex +16 6 £42,950 +1.06% 5
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 502 (82.70%) Microsoft
2 450 (74.14%) Windows
3 321 (52.88%) MCSE
4 292 (48.11%) Active Directory
5 275 (45.30%) ITIL
6 231 (38.06%) Azure
7 204 (33.61%) Office 365
8 200 (32.95%) VMware
9 191 (31.47%) Windows Server
10 168 (27.68%) Cisco Certification
11 153 (25.21%) CCNA
12 150 (24.71%) Windows 10
13 148 (24.38%) MCSA
14 144 (23.72%) MCP
15 139 (22.90%) Citrix
15 139 (22.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 137 (22.57%) Degree
17 122 (20.10%) Cisco
18 119 (19.60%) MS Exchange
19 116 (19.11%) SQL
20 114 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
21 113 (18.62%) SQL Server
22 100 (16.47%) Problem-Solving
23 99 (16.31%) Windows Server 2012
24 98 (16.14%) SLA
25 97 (15.98%) DNS
25 97 (15.98%) DHCP
26 96 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 93 (15.32%) Windows 7
28 91 (14.99%) Finance

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 119 (19.60%) MS Exchange
2 75 (12.36%) SharePoint
3 41 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (5.77%) IIS
5 22 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (3.13%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.99%) Apache
8 3 (0.49%) Confluence
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.33%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 114 (18.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.16%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 10 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.49%) Workfront
5 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 231 (38.06%) Azure
2 204 (33.61%) Office 365
3 73 (12.03%) AWS
4 59 (9.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (5.44%) IaaS
6 27 (4.45%) SaaS
7 24 (3.95%) PaaS
8 22 (3.62%) OneDrive
9 18 (2.97%) Power Platform
10 15 (2.47%) PowerApps
11 10 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.82%) G Suite
13 5 (0.82%) GCP
13 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Flow
14 4 (0.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.66%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.66%) Serverless
15 3 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 97 (15.98%) DHCP
1 97 (15.98%) DNS
2 90 (14.83%) Firewall
3 89 (14.66%) TCP/IP
4 66 (10.87%) WAN
5 63 (10.38%) LAN
6 40 (6.59%) VoIP
7 33 (5.44%) SAN
7 33 (5.44%) VPN
8 26 (4.28%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (4.12%) Internet
10 23 (3.79%) NAS
11 20 (3.29%) Cisco Firepower
11 20 (3.29%) Skype
12 19 (3.13%) IP Telephony
13 18 (2.97%) iSCSI
13 18 (2.97%) Wireless
14 17 (2.80%) VLAN
15 12 (1.98%) SMTP
15 12 (1.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (2.80%) SQL Server 2017
7 14 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.14%) Big Data
8 13 (2.14%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.15%) Power BI
10 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.15%) JIRA
4 5 (0.82%) GCC
4 5 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.49%) MSI
5 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.49%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.33%) Subversion
7 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.16%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
General
1 91 (14.99%) Finance
2 19 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.48%) Aerospace
3 9 (1.48%) Public Sector
3 9 (1.48%) Retail
4 4 (0.66%) Czech Language
4 4 (0.66%) Marketing
5 3 (0.49%) Banking
5 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.16%) Games
7 1 (0.16%) Local Government
7 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (15.49%) Support Engineer
2 74 (12.19%) Analyst
2 74 (12.19%) Consultant
3 68 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (7.74%) Architect
4 47 (7.74%) IT Engineer
5 45 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 44 (7.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 44 (7.25%) IT Support
7 38 (6.26%) Service Analyst
7 38 (6.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 32 (5.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 31 (5.11%) Support Analyst
10 27 (4.45%) Administrator
10 27 (4.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 26 (4.28%) IT Analyst
12 25 (4.12%) Developer
13 24 (3.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 24 (3.95%) IT Support Engineer
14 22 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.78%) .NET
2 17 (2.80%) HTML
3 15 (2.47%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.31%) CSS
5 13 (2.14%) LDAP
6 12 (1.98%) Web Services
7 11 (1.81%) OAuth
7 11 (1.81%) SAML
7 11 (1.81%) XML
8 10 (1.65%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (1.48%) Kafka
9 9 (1.48%) Software Packaging
9 9 (1.48%) WCF
10 8 (1.32%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.32%) Entity Framework
10 8 (1.32%) JSON
11 7 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (1.15%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 70 (11.53%) Management Information System
3 55 (9.06%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.45%) Public Cloud
6 23 (3.79%) Clustering
7 20 (3.29%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.31%) Blackberry
8 14 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.81%) CESG
10 7 (1.15%) Handset
10 7 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.99%) iPhone
11 6 (0.99%) Replication
12 5 (0.82%) AS400
12 5 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.82%) iPad
12 5 (0.82%) iSeries
12 5 (0.82%) NHS
13 3 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 450 (74.14%) Windows
2 191 (31.47%) Windows Server
3 150 (24.71%) Windows 10
4 99 (16.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (15.32%) Windows 7
6 82 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 81 (13.34%) Linux
8 69 (11.37%) Unix
9 29 (4.78%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.28%) Solaris
11 11 (1.81%) Android
12 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.99%) VMS
14 5 (0.82%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.66%) CentOS
15 4 (0.66%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.33%) Fedora
17 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (45.30%) ITIL
2 100 (16.47%) Problem-Solving
3 96 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 66 (10.87%) Service Management
5 58 (9.56%) Mentoring
6 57 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (8.90%) PRINCE2
8 48 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 47 (7.74%) Information Security
10 45 (7.41%) Business Continuity
11 43 (7.08%) TOGAF
12 42 (6.92%) Configuration Management
13 41 (6.75%) ITIL V3
14 38 (6.26%) Presales
15 36 (5.93%) IT Strategy
16 35 (5.77%) Translating Business Requirements
17 32 (5.27%) Cybersecurity
18 31 (5.11%) Project Management
18 31 (5.11%) Server Virtualisation
19 30 (4.94%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 116 (19.11%) SQL
2 68 (11.20%) PowerShell
3 26 (4.28%) C#
4 19 (3.13%) C
5 16 (2.64%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.14%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.82%) PHP
7 5 (0.82%) Python
8 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.66%) Java
9 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.16%) R
11 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 321 (52.88%) MCSE
2 168 (27.68%) Cisco Certification
3 153 (25.21%) CCNA
4 148 (24.38%) MCSA
5 144 (23.72%) MCP
6 137 (22.57%) Degree
7 75 (12.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 60 (9.88%) MCITP
9 41 (6.75%) CCNP
10 38 (6.26%) Security Cleared
11 35 (5.77%) SC Cleared
12 28 (4.61%) A+ Certification
13 26 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
14 17 (2.80%) RHCE
15 14 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (2.31%) MCDST
16 13 (2.14%) CCA
17 11 (1.81%) DV Cleared
17 11 (1.81%) Network+ Certification
18 9 (1.48%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (16.14%) SLA
2 18 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.47%) GDPR
4 13 (2.14%) NCSC
4 13 (2.14%) NIST
5 11 (1.81%) COBIT
6 10 (1.65%) PCI DSS
7 7 (1.15%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.99%) RMADS
9 5 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.82%) ISO 22301
10 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.33%) PMO
11 2 (0.33%) QA
12 1 (0.16%) BS7799
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 292 (48.11%) Active Directory
2 139 (22.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (14.33%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.78%) XenApp
5 28 (4.61%) Firmware
6 25 (4.12%) XenDesktop
7 23 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.80%) vSphere
9 15 (2.47%) NFS
10 11 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.48%) Docker
11 9 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.99%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.82%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.49%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (10.71%) SCCM
2 44 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (2.31%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.98%) Ansible
4 12 (1.98%) SCOM
5 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.15%) vCenter Server
6 7 (1.15%) WSUS
7 6 (0.99%) cPanel
8 5 (0.82%) vRealize
9 4 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.49%) AppManager
10 3 (0.49%) Grafana
10 3 (0.49%) Graylog
10 3 (0.49%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.49%) Puppet
10 3 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 502 (82.70%) Microsoft
2 200 (32.95%) VMware
3 139 (22.90%) Citrix
4 122 (20.10%) Cisco
5 70 (11.53%) ServiceNow
6 67 (11.04%) HP
7 63 (10.38%) NetApp
8 55 (9.06%) Dell
9 42 (6.92%) Nimble Storage
10 20 (3.29%) Mitel
11 17 (2.80%) Oracle
12 16 (2.64%) Aruba
13 15 (2.47%) Remedy
13 15 (2.47%) Veeam
14 14 (2.31%) EMC
15 13 (2.14%) SolarWinds
16 12 (1.98%) Meraki
17 11 (1.81%) WatchGuard
18 10 (1.65%) MobileIron
18 10 (1.65%) Splunk